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At the beginning of 2015, the Fizzle team set a loosely defined goal: tell more customer stories. We’re all inspired when we hear stories of entrepreneurs who have accomplished what we hope to accomplish someday. And the more we hear from our customers and readers (you), the more we realize you’re just the same. While you benefit from our training, you also love hearing origin stories from other founders.

The story on todays episode is especially helpful for those of you who work directly with clients — freelancers, videographers, designers, copywriters, etc. We have a special guest on the show today (especially special for those of you who listened to all the early episodes of The Fizzle Show) who’s recently created a videography business from the ground up, and on the show today we hear his story. Enjoy!

“It started as a whim in a coffee shop,” explains Joseph Michael, creator of Learn Scrivener Fast, an online course that teaches students how to use the popular writing program Scrivener. “I had been trying to get a pizza delivery job, but got rejected over and over. I just wanted to make some extra dough on the side.” The pun may have been intentional, but there was nothing funny about Joseph’s financial situation back then.

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